SfN adopts CC BY license

In August of last year, 57 members of the scientific community signed an open letter to the Society for Neuroscience outlining our concerns about their new open access journal, eNeuro. In particular, we objected to SfN's plans to use the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) license as default and charge authors an extra $500 to... Continue Reading →

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A post for all those scorpion fans out there! We have a lot of scorpions here in Cuernavaca, and in the state of Morelos in general. There are at least 16 resident species, some of which are fairly benign and others that are pretty dangerous. The most venomous species we have here is Centruroides limpidus, with a LD50... Continue Reading →

For the past few months, I've been neglecting Cuerna Critters. To make up for it, I've put together some of my favorite shots from 2014. My favorites this year were the butterflies and moths. The shots below are shown in chronological order so you can get an idea of what I saw as the year... Continue Reading →

Open letter to Gordon Nelson, President of CSSP

This is an open letter to Gordon Nelson, President of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP). I delivered this letter to Dr. Nelson by email on September 18, 2014. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Dr. Nelson, I am writing in response to your interview on The Scholarly Kitchen  blog, published August 25, 2014. As a scientist and... Continue Reading →

Open letter to the Society for Neuroscience

The following open letter has been delivered to the Society for Neuroscience and published online in The Winnower. Thanks to everyone who contributed to writing the letter, shared with colleagues, and signed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Society for Neuroscience, This is an open letter concerning the recent launch of the new open access journal, eNeuro. We welcome the diversification of... Continue Reading →

Open letter to the AAAS about their new journal, Science Advances

The following open letter has been delivered to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and published online in The Winnower. Thanks to Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) for leading this effort.  Thanks also to everyone who contributed to writing the letter, shared with colleagues, and signed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear  AAAS, This is an open letter concerning... Continue Reading →

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